Author Archives: Wayne Scott

Lemon Tea Cookies

…great for any season of the year; light and refreshing to beat the summer heat and the brightness of the lemon give’s one hope for warmer weather in the dead of winter. Continue reading

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Shrimp Étouffée

It’s a challenge to be a shellfish lover living in the Midwest, where finding good-quality and reasonably-priced seafood at the local markets is not common.  When I can find a deal on wild caught shrimp or lobster, I will occasionally … Continue reading

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Making a Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Whether made once per year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or enjoyed as an “everyday” bread, Irish Soda Bread is great to have in our arsenal of recipes in the home kitchen.  I’ve been making it for several years now, … Continue reading

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Homemade Tomato Parmesan and Herb Crackers

This is more than a recipe post.  It’s a small epiphany about why making homemade crackers is a great way for home cooks to learn (or improve) key techniques in the kitchen. I’ve become hooked on making these.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Oven-Baked Home Fries

Why put a blog post up about something as simple as oven baked home fries?  They are definitely NOT the most glamorous food to discuss.  However, I’m willing to gamble that there are people just like me who will read … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Meatballs

A simple meatball recipe for the home cook, made with simple ingredients from the pantry. Continue reading

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Celery and Feta Salad

It can be a bit challenging to get healthy salads in a Midwestern United States winter.  Yes, lettuce and veggies are available, but let’s be honest, they’re not always the best value for the dollar.  It’s understandable given the time … Continue reading

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